In light of the tragic shooting deaths of two NYPD officers this past weekend, the New York Yankees have shown that they have a heart.
Former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner Yankee Silver Shield Foundation has decided to pick-up the tab for one of the officers children to go to school.
The New York Daily News reports:
Steinbrenner’s foundation will provide the money needed to support the education of both of Ramos’ sons.
“Who’s going to take care of these kids,” Steinbrenner asked his friend, former Olympian Jim Fuchs, who would run the foundation until his death, also in 2010. “We are.”
The foundation, now run by Fuchs’ daughter Casey, has paid for the educations of thousands of children of fallen NYPD, FDNY, state police and Port Authority workers in the tri-state area, as well as 700 children who lost a parent in the terrorists attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Ramos’ partner Menjian Liu, who was also gunned down alongside Ramos, was recently married but had no children.
The foundation was started in 1982 after Steinbrenner witnessed a news account of a mother and four children folding an American flag at the funeral of their father, a police officer who was gunned down on duty.